In case you missed any news action this week, we've got you covered.Here's our recap of the most-read news stories of the week:
Charles H Keating Jr. is remembered not only as the most notorious figure of the savings & loan crisis that swept the nation in the late 1980s - and as the namesake of the infamous Keating Five political scandal - but also as the fraudster whose techniques were replicated by those who helped trigg ... More >>
Of course, I had heard of Charles Keating. The man became famous as an anti-porn crusader in Cincinnati back in the '70s, hustling his version of morality against Hustler's version of what the Founding Fathers meant in the First Amendment. My knowledge of Mr. Keating didn't end there, however. I rea ... More >>
Charles Keating, perhaps one of the most famous figures in Arizona history, has died at the age of 90.Not that his fame was a good thing -- the real-estate developer served prison time for fraud due to his actions in the savings-and-loan crisis of the '80s and '90s, with a scheme that also sparked a ... More >>
See also: Kevin Binkley Stiffed at James Beard Awards See also: J&G Steakhouse to Replace Mary Elaine's Maybe this whole belt-tightening thing is getting to me. I suppose some pop psychologist would say I have Frugality Fatigue. Whatever the reason, it's occurred to me in recent months that I sore ... More >>
Sen. John McCain's "Oh!" face. Supposedly, the ladies love it... Am I the only one who's found Sen. John McCain's denial of an improper relationship with Washington lobbyist Vicki Iseman to be as insincere as a late-night TV ad for a sex chat service? Right-wing radio, after skewering McCain for be ... More >>
The political parrot previews a copy of Dennis DeConcini's new book, in which John McCain's portrayed as a backstabbin' scalawag
Letters from the issue of Thursday, June 30, 2005
Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox got the bargain of the century. Why?
Trent Franks is no fiscal conservative. And he's the worst kind of Christian.
Downtown Phoenix has always had its high points, but the Civic Center boondoggle isn't one of them
Another week full of random acts of stupidity
Peppered with local rock 'n' roll references, Valley novelist Jaime Clarke's new book proves a sharp satire of celebrity culture
Gary Hall Jr. has a falling out with his maternal grandfather
Accountant who audited Keating firm also gave BFA a clean slate, lawsuit claims
Senator John McCain's push for campaign-finance reform has helped make him a presidential contender. Donations from special interests that appear before his Senate Commerce Committee haven't hurt, either
City Hall Puritans crack down on sex businesses. Expect the courts to decide if the new laws are constitutional.
Arizona Senator John McCain is ready for a presidential run if the national press corps has anything to say about it
BY AGE 30, SHELDON WEINER WAS ONE OF CHARLIE KEATING'S TOP LIEUTENANTS. TEN YEARS LATER, HE COMMITTED SUICIDE IN A TOY STORE PARKING LOT.
HE'S RUNNING FOR THE U.S. SENATE ADS AN OUTSIDER, A BORING STRAIGHT ARROW WITH THE COMMON TOUCH.
AN ESTIMATED $250 MILLION IN TAXES WILL HELP BUILD A DOMED STADIUM. HERE'S WHAT ELSE IT COULD PAY FOR.
IN THE MID-'80S, ASU WAS THE LAUNCHING PAD FOR THEIR CONSERVATIVE VITRIOL. NOW THEY'VE GRADUATED TO THE REAL WORLD.
HEY, WE'RE THE GRAND CANYON STATE. WE LIKE BIG SCHISMS.
CHUCK BOWDEN EXTOLS ARIZONA'S UNIQUE PLANTS AND ANIMALS. HIS LATEST SUBJECTS ARE WEASELS IN THREE-PIECE SUITS.
What the senator knew and when he knew it
UNDER EVERY ROCK? SCANDAL! A GUIDE TO OUR MOST TORRID TERRAIN.